Peloton settles lawsuits over songs being used in fitness videos without permission

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Peloton and a group of music publishers have settled a series of lawsuits that alleged the fitness company used thousands of songs without permission. Peloton also reached an agreement with the trade group that represents those publishers, the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), to “optimize” its music licensing process, theoretically meaning it will end up properly paying for music rights going forward.

In total, 14 members of the NMPA ended up suing Peloton last year over claims that it used more than 2,000 songs without a license. Those songs allegedly included tracks from Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, St. Vincent, and many more and were said to be used in one or more fitness videos over the preceding three…

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